Saturday, March 31, 2012

Organizing Update!

Since there is a Link party for organization going on, I thought that I would share an organizing update with you all!  I have been chipping away at my kitchen, and I thought that I would share my up-to-date progress.
First area accomplished was my pantry cupboard/closet.  Here are the before and after shots...
 Next up was my food pantry cupboard.  This cupboard houses my everyday food items, not my stock-piled items.  Here are the before and after pictures...
 Next on the organizing to-do list was the underneath of the kitchen sink. This was a hard one to do because I use almost all of the items on a daily/weekly basis, so everything pretty much had to stay, but in a more organized fashion.
  Here's what I ended up with...

Last, is my pots and pans/spices cupboard.  This one had some definite boundary issues, as my spices were blurring into my cooking oils, and my canning supplies and hot beverage items were intermingling.  But after a little work, things were back in order and ready to go!  Here's the before and after...

 View more AWESOME organizing projects at Org Junkie and Organizing Made Fun!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: March 26th, 2012!

Sorry no menu plan for last week, but things got a little crazy with getting ready for the yard sale, which was a complete flop, so we will be sticking to flea markets only from now on.  Any way, here's what's cookin' this week...
Breakfasts: Cold Cereal, Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies, Yogurt with Granola, and/or Fruit

Lunches: A combination of leftovers, salads, and sandwiches

Dinner Choices:
  • Taco Salads
  • Homemade Pizza with Salad
  • Fried Potatoes and Onions with Eggs, Bacon, and Toast with Cooked Apples
  • Smoked Turkey and Ribs with Crock-pot Baked Potatoes and Salad (Joe's Mom and her husband are coming up for dinner, and supplying the ribs!)
  • Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Sauteed Peppers and Onions, Baked French Fries, and Salad
  • Out :-)
  • Black Forest Ham and Aged Kerrygold White Cheddar Pizza Pockets with Salad
For more AWESOME Menu Plans, visit Org Junkie!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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New Coupons to Print!

New Printable Coupons!!!

Weekly Spending Report: 03/18-24/2012!

 Here's how our spending went this week...
  • Sunday's Giant Trip (no post, just 2 bags Organic Animal Crackers): $4 oop
  • Monday's Wal-mart Trip (no post, just 2 mattress covers): $12.66 oop
  • Thursday's CVS Trip: 10.23 oop, Earned $8 ECB's, $1.59 Cash Refund, $5 Cash from my Mom
  • Thursday's Rite-Aid Trip: $2.16 oop, Earned $2 UP+Rewards
  • Earned $2.64 after I returned an item to Micheal's 
  • Earned $20 Cash for a Cupcake Order 
  • Saturday's Rite-Aid Trip (no post, just 2 newspapers and 2 bags of chips): $8.10 oop
Total OOP: $37.15 - $39.23 Earned Rewards/Cash/Refunds = Net OOP: All FREE + $2.08 Money-maker -- Savings of 106%!!!

Thursday's CVS Trip

Thursday, while Joe and I were picking up a prescription at CVS, we picked up a few deals before moving on to Office Depot to return ink cartridges and Micheal's to make a return.  Here's what we ended up with...
3 Suave Body Washes $2.99 ea - $0.99 ea Sale - B2G1 Free Coupon $3 = 3/$4 +
2 Suave Hair Stylers $3.29 and $3.19 - $1.29 and $1.19 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) x 2 = 2/$2 +
2 Suave Shampoos $1.67 ea - $0.17 ea Sale - $0.50/1 MC (no longer available) x 2 = 2/$2 *
- $4 ECB when you buy $12 Suave items = 7/$4!
3 Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereals (for my mom) $4.19 ea - $2.42 ea Sale - $1/3 MC = 3/$4.31 (will get paid back for these, so zero for me)
1 Schick Hydro Power Razor $12.99 - $3.80 Sale - $4/1 MC (newspaper) - $4 ECB = $1.19
+ $1.23 Tax
- $9 ECB's used to Pay
Total OOP: $10.23, Earned $8 ECB's and $ Cash
* I was actually charged for 3 of these by accident, so my total is a little off for now, but after I get the refund, I will adjust it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday's Rite-Aid Trip

Thursday I ran a few errands with Joe, we stopped into both Rite-Aids, and neither one had any toothbrushes or floss in stock, so I just got a couple other freebies while I was there...
2 pkgs Carefree Liners $1.49 ea - $0.49 ea Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) = 2 FREE!
2-20 ct Veet Wax Strips $5.99 ea - $1.20 ea card discount - $2/1 MC (no longer available) x 2 - $2/1 in-ad Coupon x 2 - $1 UP+Reward x 2 = 2 FREE + $0.42 Money-maker!
+ $0.58 Tax
Total OOP: $2.16, Earned $2 UP+Rewards for next time!

Spice/Pots and Pans Cupboard - Crossed off the list!

Here is the before of my spice/pan cupboard, and as you can tell it needed some work.  I had spices that I don't use, as well as canning supplies overtaking the top shelf, something had to be done.  And it was, here is the after...
Ahh...  The after is so much better!  The top shelf still holds my canning supplies, but having them all in one basket helps to keep them contained, and I had space on the right side for my kettle, hot cocoas, and Joe's Agave nectar.  The second shelf is my most used pots and pans, all stainless steel or cast aluminum, there's also a steamer.  The bottom shelf has spices on the left, tea bags in a jar in the middle, and oils/cooking sprays/Crisco, and larger containers of spices (i.e. Old Bay, Taco Seasoning, etc) on the right.
Above is a close up of the spice section of the cupboard, and below is my trusty spice rack that hangs beside my stove.  That way I don't have to fumble in the basket for the spice I want, it's right where I need it, and I can fill it up as necessary!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Weekly Spending Report: 03/11-17/2012!

Here's our weekly spending report for this week...
  • Sunday's Wal-Mart Trip: $23.39 oop, Earned $7.97 MIR
  • Tuesday's Rite-Aid Trip #1: $1.99 oop, Earned $2 UP+Rewards
  • Tuesday's Rite-Aid Trip #2: $1.54 oop, Earned $4 UP+Rewards and $3 SCR
  • Wednesday's Dollar Tree Trip: $3.37 oop
  • Thursday's Jo-Ann's Trip: $7.66 oop
  • Thursday's Shopper's Trip (no post, just Sausage Pancakes for Joe): $1.79 oop (used $1/1 MC)
  • Thursday's CVS Trip: $20.61 oop, Earned $14.99 ECB's 
  • Saturday's CVS Trip (no post, just razor blades and soda): $15.45 oop, Earned $9 ECB's, $18.54 Cash/GC Refund for the Razor blades I returned
  • Saturday's Shopper's Trip (no post, just sausage pancakes, rice cakes, 2 newspapers, and organic Alfredo sauce): $17.12 oop (saved  $5 with coupons)
  • Saturday's Rite-Aid Trip (no post, just 3 carpet cleaners, used 20% discount and $2 UP+Reward to pay): $0.55 oop
  • Earned $30 Cash for helping my mom clean/organize
  • Earned $20 Cash for a cupcake order
Total OOP: $93.47 (Ouch!) - $109.50 Earned Rewards/Cash = Net OOP: ALL FREE + $16.03 Money-maker, Savings of 117%!!!  -- For all of the shopping I did, I still ended up in GREAT shape, thanks to some much needed extra income this week!

ALDI Deals, Starting 03/21/2012!

Here are a few of the deals this week at ALDI...
  • Appetitos Frozen Appetizers  $1.99 ea
  • Appleton Farms Various Hams $1.19 - $1.69/lb
  • Bakehouse Creations Crescent Rolls 8 oz $0.99 ea
  • Baker's Corner Spring Confetti Cake Mix 18.25 oz $0.99 ea
  • Baker's Corner Spring Frosting, Yellow or Pink 16 oz $1.29 ea
  • Carlini Olive Oil Cooking Spray 5 oz $1.49 ea 
  • Casa Mamita Salsa Medium or Mild 24 oz $1.49 ea
  • Chef's Cupboard Stuffing Mix, Turkey or Herb 6 oz $0.89 ea
  • Clancy's Tortilla Chips White Rounds or Restaurant Style 13 oz $0.99 ea
  • Countryside Creamery Butter, Regular or Unsalted 16 oz $1.99 ea
  • Fit and Active Nonfat Yogurt Assorted Flavors, including Raspberry and Blackberry 6 oz $0.39 ea
  • Fit and Active Low-fat Chewy Granola Bars  8.4 oz $1.59 ea
  • Fit and Active Whole Grain Penne or Rotini Pasta 13.25 oz $0.99 ea
  • Fit and Active/Friendly Farms Cream Cheeses 8 oz $0.99 ea
  • Happy Harvest Candied Sweet Potatoes 15.5 oz $0.99 ea
  • Happy Harvest Cut Sweet Potatoes 29 oz $1.19 ea
  • L'oven Fresh Brown and Serve Rolls 12 oz $0.99 ea
  • Lunch Buddies All Natural Fruit Snacks 25.6 oz $3.99 ea
  • Lunch Buddies Fruit Twist, All Natural Strawberry or Grape 3.8 oz $1.99 ea
  • Reggano Pasta Sides, Creamy Garlic Shells, Four Cheese Bow-tie, or Parmesan Fettuccine 4.1-4.9 oz $0.69 ea
  • Reggano Organic Pasta Sauce, Marinara or Tomato Basil 25 oz $1.99 ea
  • Sweet Additions Stevia Calorie-free Sweetener 40 pkts/2.8 oz $1.99 ea
  • Sweet Harvest Pineapple Slices 20 oz $0.89 ea
  • Navel Oranges 4 lb bag $1.49 ea
  • Green Grapes $1.78/2 lb container
  • Cantaloupe $1.19 ea
  • Strawberries $1.59/lb
  • Pears $0.99/4 pk
  • Pineapple $1.69 ea
For more information about ALDI, visit their homepage!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday's CVS Trip

After a much needed vacation from Walgreen's and CVS, I decided that this was the week to get back into the game, at CVS at least!  I plan to go back again on Saturday to get more soda and another razor, as the limit appears to be more than one!  Here's what I ended up with...
5-12 pks Coke Products (not pictured) $6.29 ea - $3.29 ea Sale - $5 ECB wyb $15 = 5/$10
1 Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds Cereal Cup $1 - Free Item Coupon from Red Coupon/Scanner $1 = FREE!
1-5 ct pkg Zyrtec $6.99 - $1 Sale - $3/1 MC (in-store display) - $5.99 ECB = FREE $3 Money-maker!
1 Hydro Silk Razor (if you haven't tried these yet, they are wonderful!) $12.99 - $3 Sale - $4/1 MC (newspaper) - $4 ECB = $1.99
+ $1.50 Tax
- $4.87 ECB's used to Pay
Total OOP: $20.61, Earned $14.99 ECB's!!!!

Thursday's Jo-Ann's Trip

Thursday, Joe needed some grommets for a tent he was fixing, so we stopped into Jo-Ann's and I found the clothespins that I have been looking for to organize my ribbon stash (post on that later).  Here's how it went down...
1-30 ct bag Clothes Pins $4.99 - 40% off Mailer Coupon ($2) = $2.99
1 pkg Brass Grommets $8.49 - 50% off In-ad Coupon ($4.25) = $4.24
+ $0.43 Tax
Total OOP: $7.66!

Wednesday's Dollar Tree Trip

Wednesday Joe and I stopped at a different Dollar Tree while we were in Cockeysville with Joe's Grandfather.  I was finally able to find some more felt sheets!  Here's what we got...
2-14 ct pkgs Felt Sheets $1 ea = 2/$2
1 box Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $1
1 pkg Lettuce Seeds (for our Garden) $0.25
+ $0.12 Tax
Total OOP: $3.37

Tuesday's Rite-Aid Trip

Tuesday, after my mom and I finished grocery shopping, we stopped into Rite-Aid, so I could get some cheap candy and antibiotic ointment.  Here's what I ended up with...
Transaction #1:
Breathe Rights (for my Mom) $13.99 - $2.80 card discount - $2/1 MC - $1 UP+Reward = $10.19
2 bags Russell Stover Chocolate Easter Eggs $1.29 ea - $0.29 ea Sale - $1 UP+Rewards wyb 2 = 2/$1
+ $0.80 Tax
- $10 Cash from Mom
Total OOP: $1.99, Earned $2 UP+Rewards (my Mom let me keep her's, since she doesn't shop there often)

Transaction #2:
1-2 pk small Organizer Baskets (for the medicine drawer) $1 - $0.20 card discount = $0.80
2-2 pks Rite Aid Antibiotic Ointment $9.99 ea - BOGO Free Sale - $2 UP+Rewards x 2 - $3 SCR = 2/$2.99!
1 bag Dove Dark Chocolate (for my Mom) $4.99 - $1.50 Sale = $3.49
+ $0.26 Tax
- $10 UP+Reward used to Pay
- $3 Cash from Mom
Total OOP: $1.54, Earned $4 UP+Rewards and $3 SCR!

Another Organized Kitchen Cupboard - Check!

Here's the before of our main food/pantry cupboard.  Not horrible, but in definite need of a little organizing and tidying.  After I took everything out, wiped down the shelves, threw away a few expired items, I could reorganize the shelves in a way that made more sense to me.
And, here's the after picture.  I LOVE my pantry now, everything I use pretty much everyday is all in one spot!  The top shelf has a basket with my onions stored inside, as well as a jar of mini saltines (missing from picture, Joe was using them at the moment), popcorn kernels, and Melba toasts.  There is also a vintage Kellogg's tin with my travel drink sticks inside.  To the right of the popcorn are a few seasonings to put on top of popped popcorn.
The second shelf has a basket for white/Russet potatoes, as well as one for sweet potatoes.  I have 3 boxes of organic penne pasta and 2 of organic spaghetti right now, as well as 2 boxes of taco shells and 1 bag of egg noodles.  The jars hold jasmine rice, lentils, barley, and long-grain white rice.
The bottom shelf has syrups and sauces, as well as canned tuna/salmon, natural peanut butter, and also my recipe box.  The right side has seasoning packets, pouches of tuna/salmon, my crystal light mixes, croutons, and various other seasonings (i.e. shake and bake, veggie flakes for dips, larger containers of chili and fajita seasonings, etc).
This is the cupboard above my pantry cupboard.  I only took one picture, because other that moving all of the drink mixes into this cupboard on the left, it really only needed a little tidying up.  This cupboard has lots of various drink mixes on the left (all Joe's), and extra pasta, rice, shake and bake, and a couple hamburger helpers on the right.  (P.S. I know that Hamburger Helper is terrible unhealthy, but every once in a while, I just have to have a bowl, you know what I mean?!)

So how are your pantry cupboards looking?  If a tidying is in order, make the time and knock this project out, and if your like me, you'll LOVE your results!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ALDI Deals, Starting 03/14/2012!

Here are a few of the deals starting at ALDI this week...
  • Appetitos Frozen Appetizers, Assorted Varieties 8-11 oz $1.99 ea
  • Bake House Creations Break N' Bake Cookies with Sprinkles, Sugar or Chocolate Chip 16 oz $1.99 ea
  • Bake House Creations Easter Sugar Cookie Dough 18 oz $1.99 ea
  • Boulder Spring Tableware Assortment $0.99 ea
  • Sea Queen Value Pk Pollock Fillets 32 oz $4.49 ea
  • St Cloud Plush or Berber Area Rug, Assorted Colors 5' x 7' $19.99 ea
  • Cheese Club Premium Macaroni and Cheese, Assorted Varieties 5.5-7.3 oz $0.59 ea
  • Season's Choice Three Cheese Broccoli or California Blend 12 oz $1.49 ea
  • Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen French Bread Pizza, Three Meat or Cheese 11.58-12.46 oz $1.99 ea
  • Eden Vale Goat Cheese Log Assorted Varieties 6 oz, Brie Cheese Round 8 oz, and Flavored Hand Crafted Cheese Assorted Varieties 8 oz $2.99 ea
  • Clancy's Tortilla Chips White Rounds or Restaurant Style 13 oz $0.99 ea
  • Casa Mamita Salsa Mild or Medium 24 oz $1.49 ea
  • Happy Farms Deli Sliced Cheese Assorted Varieties 8 oz $1.99 ea; Cheese Blocks 8 oz $1.79 ea; Shredded Cheese Mild Cheddar or Mozzarella 16 oz $2.99 ea
  • Sealtite Two-Bushel Laundry Basket $5.99 ea (Perfect for this!)
  • Pears 4 pk $0.99 ea
  • Carrots 2 lb bag $0.59 ea
  • Artisan Lettuce $1.29 ea
  • Red Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.79 ea
  • Oranges 4 lb bag $1.49 ea
  • Cabbage $0.69 ea
For more information about shopping at ALDI, visit their Homepage!

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Coupons to Print!

$3.00 off Glade® Sense & Spray starter kit

$0.55 off Glade® Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator

$1.00 off two Glade® Scented Oil Candle products

$1.00 off 2 Glade® Sense & Spray refills

$3.00 off Glade® PlugIns Lasting impressions

$1.00 off Glade® PlugIns Scented Oil warmer

$0.55 off Glade® Premium Room Spray

$1.00 off two Glade® 4-oz. Jar Candles

$1.00 off Glade® PlugIns Scented Oil refills

$1.00 off Glade® Expressions Fragrance Mist

$2.50 off Glade® Expressions Oil Diffuser

$3.00 off any Children's Claritin® Allergy Product (20 count Chewables)

$2.00 off any Children's Claritin® Allergy Product (4 oz Syrup)



$3.00 off TWO HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip-On Diapers

Sunday's Wal-mart Stop

Sunday Joe and I stopped into Wal-mart up in Gettysburg, PA.  We won 30 FREE days of camping!  We had to go pick up our punch card, and while we were there, we stopped into their Wal-mart, because ours has been out of this/our TP for months!  I was so excited to see that they did indeed have it in-stock.  Here's what we ended up with...
2-12 double roll pks GV TP $6.24 ea = 2/$12.48
1  pkg GV Self-Rising Flour on clearance $0.98
2 Kit Kat Bars (we were hungry!) $0.74 ea = 2/$1.48
1-60 ct Arm and Hammer Toss 'N Done Laundry drop-ins $7.97 - $7.97 MIR sticker on bag = FREE!
+ $0.48 Tax
Total OOP: $23.39 - $7.97 MIR Earned = Net OOP: $15.42!!!

Menu Plan Monday: March 12th, 2012!

This week is hopefully not going to be as crazy as last week, but I do need to take my mom to the grocery store one day, go to Joe's Grandfather's house one day to work in the basement, and go to my mom's house to do a little straightening/cleaning for her one day.  So, it will probably end up being just as busy as last week, but at least I have an optimistic outlook, right?  Any way, here's what's cooking...

Breakfasts: Cold or Hot Cereals, Bananas, and/or Waffles

Lunches: Leftovers, Canned Soup and Crackers, or Sandwiches

Dinner Choices:
  • Dinner at my Mom's on Sunday Night (I was in charge of Garlic Bread)
  • Leftover Chili and Salad
  • Smoked (outside on a smoker/grill) Pork Ribs (and a Roast, to split into meals and Freeze) with Baked French Fries and Salad
  • Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs or Red Sausage
  • Homemade Pizza with Salad
  • Out!  :-)
  • (Bisquick) Salsa Chicken Bake with Salad
Extras: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies!

For more AWESOME Menu Plans, visit Org Junkie!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekly Spending Report: 03/04-10/2012!

Here's this week's Spending Report...
  • Sunday's Rite-Aid Trip: $5.37 oop, Earned $5 UP+Rewards
  • Sunday's Big Lots Trip: $12.79 oop, Earned $4  Cash 
  • Wednesday's Rite-Aid Trip #1: $4.27 oop, Earned $3 UP+Rewards
  • Wednesday's Rite-Aid Trip #2: $ 0.01 oop, Earned $14 UP+Rewards
  • Saturday's Tractor Supply Co Trip (no post, just cat food and onion sets, used a 15% off coupon): $14.30 oop
  • Saturday's Rite-Aid Trip (no post, just 2 newspapers and FREE Soft Lips chap stick, used a $2 UP+Reward to help pay): $1.39 oop
Total OOP: $38.13 - $26 Earned Rewards/Cash = Net OOP: $12.13 -- Another GREAT week!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wednesday's 2 Rite-Aid Trips - GREAT Deals!

This Wednesday I stopped into Rite-Aid with my mom, and while I was there, I picked up a few deals...
 2-10 ct Advil Congestion Relief $7.99 ea - $2.99 ea Sale - $2/1 MC (newspaper) x 2 - $2 UP+Reward wyb 2 = 2/$4
2-8 ct pkgs Kit Kat Bars $1.99 ea - $0.99 ea Sale (must buy 2) = 2/$2
1 bottle Witch Hazel $6.49 - $1.30 card discount - $2/1 MC (peelie on bottle) - $2/1 in-ad Coupon - $1 UP+Reward = $0.19
1 pair Sally Hansen Nail Clippers $3.49 - $0.70 card discount - $3/1 in-ad Coupon = FREE + $0.21 Money-maker!
+ $0.29 Tax
- $5 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP: $4.27, Earned $3 UP+Rewards!

I noticed at the bottom of my receipt that I had $10 towards the buy $25 get $10 Advil Deal, so I stopped back into Rite-Aid that night to finish the deal, since it ended the 7th.  This is what I ended up with...
3-10 ct Advil Congestion Relief $7.99 ea - $2.99 ea Sale - $2/1 MC x 3 = 3/$9
1-20 ct Robitussin Night-time $6.99 - $1.99 Sale (should have used a MC, but I forgot it at home - boo!)
- $10 UP+Rewards wyb $25 Advil Deal - $2 UP+Rewards wyb 2 x 2 = 4/FREE!
- $3 UP+Rewards used to Pay
- $10.99 SCR Check used to Pay
Total OOP: $0.01!!!  Earned $14 UP+Rewards for next week!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ALDI Deals, Starting 03/07/2012!

Here are a few of the deals at ALDI this week...
  • Aunt Maple's Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 oz $1.49 ea
  • Aunt Maple's Buttermilk Pancake Shake-ups 10.6 oz $1.29 ea 
  • Millville Strawberry Frosted Mini Wheat Cereal 16.3 oz $1.79ea 
  • Millville Rice or Corn Squares 12.8-14 oz $1.99 ea
  • Sweet Harvest Whole Plums 30 oz $1.29 ea
  • Sweet Harvest Apricot Halves in Heavy Syrup 15.25 oz $0.99 ea
  • Baker's Treat Mini Muffins Chocolate Chip or Blueberry 8.45 oz $1.99 ea
  • Breakfast Best Cinnamon Blast Bites 60 ct/16 oz $1.99 ea
  • Breakfast Best Heat 'N Serve Maple Links 6.4 oz $0.99 ea
  • Breakfast Best Homestyle Waffles 12.3 oz $1.29 ea
  • Berryhill Strawberry Preserves 18 oz $1.59 ea
  • Cheese Club Macaroni and Cheese 7.25 oz $0.45 ea
  • Fit and Active Fat Free Devil's Food Cookie Cakes 6.75 oz $1.19 ea
  • Appleton Farms Breakfast Ham Slices 12 oz $2.49 ea
  • Cattlemen's Ranch Corned Beef Brisket Point Cuts $1.99/lb
  • Kerrygold Irish Cheese Dubliner or Blarney Castle 7 oz $2.99 ea
  • L'oven Fresh Whole Wheat or Everything Bagels 20 oz $1.49 ea
  • Belmont Chocolate Mint Cream or Irish Cream Pie, Thaw and Serve, 28-30 oz $5.99 ea
  • Tulip Bouquet Assorted Colors $2.99 ea
  • Sealtite 10 pc Nested Round Container Set $4.99 ea
  • Sealtite 6 pc Rectangular Airtight Food Storage Set $3.99 ea
  • Grapefruits $0.39 ea
  • Strawberries $1.89/lb
  • Green Grapes $1.98/2 lb pkg
  • Red Delicious Apples $1.89/3 lb bag
  • Pears $1.19/4 pk
  • Del Monte Pine Apple $1.69 ea
For more information about shopping at ALDI, visit their Homepage!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another Organizing Update - Under the Kitchen Sink!

 The before.  This was definitely o-v-e-r-d-u-e!!!
During the cleaning out process...
And here, is the finished product!
I used an adhesive hook (like a command hook, but not re-positionable) from the Dollar Tree (came in a pkg of 12) for my re-usable cloth duster, and my bottle scrub brush.  My mom bought me the Lazy-Susan (used for my cleaning products) from the Goodwill in Eldersburg for only $3!  It doesn't work perfect, but it gets the job done.  I also used baskets from the Dollar Tree for my sponge/scrubbie stock-pile (which took up 2 baskets), my cleaning cloths, and some magic erasers/cleaning samples I have to use up.
And here is the close up view, which you can see my hanging watering can in (attached to a pipe with a bungee strap).  I think that having your cleaning supplies organized makes the task of cleaning a little more cheery!

Sunday's Big Lots Trip!

After Rite-Aid, Joe and I noticed that Big Lots was having a 20% off with coupon sale.  So we stopped in to see if we could get a coupon, and we did!  We picked up a few stock-up deals, and a couple of things for Joe's grandfather, which he paid us back for.  Here's what we ended up with...
2-4 lb cartons of Epsom Salt $2.70 ea - $0.54 ea coupon = $2.16 ea or 2/$4.32 ($0.54/lb!)
2 bottles Hydrogen Peroxide $0.50 ea - $0.10 ea coupon = 2/$0.80
2 Newman's Own Organic Oreo Cookies $1.30 ea - $0.26 ea coupon = $1.04 ea or 2/$2.08
1 bag Waffle Pretzels $1.30 - $0.26 coupon = $1.04
1 pkg Pro Weld (for Joe's grandfather) $3 - $0.60 coupon = $2.40 (got paid back for so zero for us)
1 bottle Fuel Injector Cleaner (for Joe's grandfather) $2 - $0.40 coupon = $1.60 (got paid back for so zero for us)
+ $0.55 Tax
Total OOP: $12.79 - $4 Cash Earned = Net OOP: $8.79!

Sunday's Rite-Aid Trip

 Joe and I stopped into Rite-Aid on the way home from Pap's house yesterday.  I'm going to have to go to the Rite-Aid on the other side of town later this week, because the Rite-Aid I went to last night, had nothing in stock.  I did pick up a few things though...
1-2 pk Soft Lips $3.99 - $0.80 card discount - $3/1 in-ad Coupon = $0.19
1-10 oz Revitalens Solution $9.99 - $2 Sale - $2/1 MC (newspaper) - $4/1 UP+Rewards = $1.99
1-16 oz TN Dickinson Witch Hazel $6.49 - $1.30 card discount - $2/1 MC (peelie on bottle) - $2/1 in-ad Coupon - $1 UP+Reward = $0.19
- $2 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP, no tax: $5.37, Earned $5 UP+Rewards!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: March 5th, 2012!

This week Joe and I are working on our bookcase in the office.  We found a free HUGE bookcase along the side of the road that someone was getting rid of because it had no shelves.  I going to post the final product later this week - YEAH!!!  Here's what's on the menu this week...
Breakfasts: Cereal, Cream of Wheat, or Fruit/yogurt/flax Smoothies

Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches or Salads

Dinner Choices:
Fried Potatoes and Onions with Eggs, Bacon, and Toast
Chili and Salad
Baked Penne Pasta with Sauteed Green Beans, Salad, and Garlic Bread
Leftover Buffet
Crock-pot Pulled Pork and Salad and Baked French Fries
Homemade Pizza with Salad

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weekly Spending Report: 02/26-03/03/2012

Here's this week's Spending Report...
  • Monday's Shopper's Trip (no post, just milk and chips): $5.59 oop
  • Wednesday's Shopper's Trip (no post, just bacon, potatoes, and donuts - shh... don't tell anyone): $9.48 oop
  • Saturday's Rite-Aid Trip (no post, just 2 Newspapers and 1 Snickers bar, used $4 UP+Rewards to pay): $0.76 oop with Tax
Total OOP: $15.83!  Much better than last week, but that tends to happen when you are sick and don't go shopping ;-)